The challenges recognise learners’ progress in curriculum areas that are important for success in adult life – they are usually about being able to do things, rather than about a significant body of knowledge. Tutors can choose from existing challenges created by ASDAN practitioners or write and submit their own for approval by ASDAN.
Learners work through their chosen challenges and collect evidence of their achievements; learner evidence can be printed or kept electronically. Centres can reward learners’ achievements by claiming ASDAN certification for successfully completed challenges. Centres also have the option of downloading a statement of achievement to reward small steps of progress.
Initial quality check
Centres are required to undertake an initial quality check with ASDAN prior to requesting certification for the first time.
Each learner will require a Lifeskills Challenge learner registration. This registration lasts for 12 months, during which time the learner can complete as many challenges as required. The registration includes one certification opportunity at the end of the registration period, along with the option to download statements of achievement along the way.
Centres can also choose to extend learner registrations, which allows for a subsequent year of registration. This will mean that all challenges roll over to the subsequent year and certification is deferred until the end of the registration period. Learner registrations can be extended for as many years as required.
Training is highly recommended for co-ordinators in centres that are running or planning to run Lifeskills Challenge. The workshops cover administration processes, offer guidance on using the Lifeskills Challenge website and provide a practical introduction to writing and submitting challenges.
All student book, certification and registration prices shown below are per learner, unless otherwise stated.
|Lifeskills Challenge one-year learner registration (one per learner, includes certification)
|Lifeskills Challenge one-year learner registration extension
All prices valid from 1 September 2018 until 31 August 2019. Prices are shown exclusive of VAT. For details of prices from September 2019, please download the list of ASDAN course costs for 2019–2020.